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this is d w news live from berlin and the flames are out and now will be impressed to give and paris firefighters extinguished the blaze that consumed notre dame cathedral for fifteen hours now they are investigating how the fire erupted and engulfed one of the world's most famous landmarks. also coming up the long road back after site clone to dive mozambique mozambique's bay rock struggles with a mammoth cleanup operation after last month's devastating storm the goal down to
three house homeless families and a cholera outbreak plus russians protest against new laws governing internet use officials say it was meant to stop cyber attacks but critics fear it's another attempt by the kremlin to crackdown on dissent. i'm sara kelly welcome to the program french president emanuel is vowing to rebuild the notre dame cathedral after a blaze destroyed much of the twelfth century church late on monday firefighters say that it is now completely extinguished we're about to see the parts of the cathedral that were destroyed by the fire they are illustrated here in red the blaze was extensive it gutted the roof and caused the famous spire to collapse however firefighters didn't. managed to save the bell towers and our walls
investigators are now beginning to probe what caused the fire as people around the world lament the devastation of an architectural jewel and a symbol of france's heritage. the moment the spire of not true john cathedral fell into the raging inferno for hours flames engulfed this iconic landmark destroying an eight hundred year old building that it survived two world wars. sounds and is gathered to watch as a piece of french history. crumbled before their eyes. it's a monument above and beyond its religious meaning it's something that represents the entire evolution of french civilization. so it's very dramatic to see something like this happening. this is the conclusion scoops from
a few of the books since. i felt really angry to learn that such a large beautiful piece of art went up in smoke like that. and thought i was really shocked who say when i heard the news i ran straight here. french president emmanuel mccollum was quickly at the scene. because they don't know but we will rebuild this cathedral all of us together it's probably part of france's destiny and it will be our project for years to come i am committed to this. while donations have already been pledged the damage done is extensive. this is where this weekend's easter services would have been held instead firefighters have been trying to make the area safe as investigation starts into what caused. devastating blaze. the fire may be out but one how to restore
this historic building to all its former glory isn't it just beginning. and let's get more now we are joined by very own barbara vessel who is at the scene for us in paris and barbara you know we're just beginning to get a sense now of the extent of the damage to the cathedral both inside and out what are you hearing. the roof is completely gone as we know there is a huge hole gate being in the middle of the navel of the church of the main big building the belly of the church that's where the spire fell in and the outer walls have been largely saved to we have seen since the early morning expert sort of crawling around on the battlements and even on the bell towers it would seem to be safe enough to go up on it to find out what the structural damage might be because
that is much more complicated than just what we can see with our eyes now which doesn't look too bad but internally there might be further problems that will probably need stabilization what has been saved is the centuries old oregon but what i've also been. listening to preserve some of the famous stained windows in the church some on gone we could see this some you just look up and you see the skies through them but some others didn't crack and they sort of stayed in. many paintings of course have suffered towards the damage some things could have been brought out curing the light night last night there was some really courageous firefighters dragging stuff out so it is a very mixed picture but it is going to be a huge reconstruction effort here and one expert already talked about fifteen to twenty years and you know aside from containing assessing the damage figuring out how they're going to deal with it going forward there's also the big looming question how did this happen barbara. how can this happen it was an accident and
it was a terrible accident that really is what the. prosecutor now thinks he is starting into regaining workman people have been working on the psyche yesterday because we need to remind ourselves there was a renovation project going on on the roof and that was just around the spire so something happened workman started working yesterday around. five o'clock in the afternoon and six twenty the first alarm went up around seven o'clock you could also already see the flames shooting out through the roof so did somebody leave the tool they're plugged in that was still hot did some sort of cinder sort of was set alight by work sold a ring a welding re something we don't know the prosecution services are not quite sure whether they're ever going to find out but yes it was negligence in that sense ok
so a number of areas swirling already you know we just look at this cathedral itself notre don this is really part of harris's soul barbara and you've been walking around the city today you're in that area how are people taking all of this and. this really of the vase of sense of sadness in people particularly who live in the center of paris feel that they have like they have lost a relative they have really lost something that was close to their heart because even for people who are not who don't have religious ties this is just a piece of the pair isn't it gave people a sense of stability and identity and also not sure was the place where paris came to celebrate throughout the centuries when war is ended and also they came to grief for instance four years ago after the attacks on the butterfly where there was this big mass inside and outside of it not being read so many people gathered and have this sense of community so it is really is
a sense of paris isn't and of course france's identity everybody's cultural heritage and everybody feels very strongly connected to it so it is like death in the family really. barbara fazel in paris thank you barbara. let's get more now we are joined by james alexander cameron he is a medieval architectural historian and he's joining us from london this morning welcome to you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that was held in the notions on cathedral. well of course the main architecture of the main treasure is the building itself an early gothic cathedral built in the. twelfth century and then extensively built upon it proved in the thirteenth century also the stained glass windows some of which dates to the time when the building was built in the n.t. windows in the thirteenth century famously the crown of thorns which was brought
from constantinople by the now and in twelve thirty eight and was. taking that caused him to have such a celt which is a chuckle not to. as far as i'm aware a lot of the smaller relics not retrieved from the building while the fire was raging on the roof ok so some things it's arrived but i mean by i learned a lot of things were also destroyed you know at this point can prove even begin to measure or contextualize the architectural loss of the noted on fire what is your assessment. i think you have to be when you're thinking about architecture is this really understand the difference between a ceiling and a roof the fire last night seemed to be an electrical fault that starts in the crossing of the main route underneath the spire let's that we call it flash that's basically built into the rate structure now the thing is when you look up inside
the cathedral you're not looking at the roof you're looking at the stone resulting in this is solid stone cross faults and when the roof starts to burn and collapse it doesn't fall down onto the cathedral floor and start sending up the whole thing is a tinderbox it still sits on top of the roof structure on top of the ceiling and stapling that now some of the so if you look up and you see that the x.'s in between that you do have what we call the fall cells at least two of those didn't collapse well that's quite normal to expect that just to collapse but mostly the fire was contained in the roof space and the major architectural loss i think is that flesh which is the crowning achievement of the restorer usually invite the duke but it is entirely nineteenth century and i'm sure it can't be rebuilt from his original plans ok so i'm hopeful assessment there you know one that is most certainly going to cost money in this rebuilding effort that people are already talking about you
know just one day after here tell us a little bit more about how difficult do you think it will be though to reconstruct noted on. well i mean you have to remember that circuit city conceit was that france has been through a lot worse than this brahms in one thousand nine hundred forty definitely had entire groups. in the battle of the on in the one nine hundred seventy that actually had two whole navy bases completely destroyed by artillery bombardment all rebuilt. i think what you and i think that money is to be less known to the least equally architecturally importantly beautiful light on the slots on the oil i think it will be harder to assess to get money but when such massive cultural significance not to die i think you know you will simply have to build a very decent ruse i mean the the route that they built that rum you can't see obviously but it's all concrete now it's very lightweight concrete and obviously they won't want
a chill it would hold up the restructure again but remember also not to go out when you see the rate of terror and stuff and you get to the right temple to winston's so what you get was century anyway so it's been rebuilt so many times so i'm i am although it's a terrible disaster i really do see people in paris who are just like absolutely shocked to cuba i see so violent pull down about seven books i think so we have here a rich history and certainly what is going to be a new chapter now for the structure james alexander cameron joining us from london thank you it has been a month since psych loan in di's swept over southeastern africa the storm kills more than one thousand people in mozambique the. hundreds of people are still missing as a result of the severe flooding that hit the region the world bank estimating that three million people are still suffering the after effects of the natural disaster one of the worst affected places was the port city of beirut in mozambique our
correspondent adrienne craves met with the mayor there a man who is fighting a daily battle to overcome the emergency left by the store. every day the man who does it two of his city inspecting the reconstruction of bear with the destruction of saigon the die still visible everywhere the mayor is determined to stay in close contact with the residents the man who is trying hearts but he can't always help the mayor is part of an opposition party after the cyclon he strongly criticized the central government for its slow response the city's annual budget is only about thirteen million viewers it was real very difficult we went heating heating heating till the understood that they need us we need they need us we need them we need everybody that's why i spoke to the goddess i spoke to the center and i told them that we need to join forces and i'm happy that they agreed to. by now
eight organizations active all over her town the water supply has been restored some parts of the city have electricity again but they are also setbacks the number of malaria cases is on the rice and despite massive minnie's ations mozambique has reported to more than three thousand five hundred color cases may or see a man who needs eight workers in an improvised hospital i am gets an update on the situation and wants to know how he can help you have to talk to the people sensitized i mean you have to tell them how to avoid color they have to boil their drinking water the doctors working here they're still whining because there's still some cases coming in and we need to stop it i hope that we are going to do that the most in support of myself and my team to be on the ground talking to the people advising them the care they need to do i'm sure that we are going to stop it. the
next problems are waiting so see mungo is hitting the road again full of optimism and drive despite the difficult situation and for the challenge i've. the challenge yeah. i feel that something has to be god and i feel as a part of this someone has to do something so i feel great i feel the as a person was a choice to face dad this disaster is abysmal the choice by god to assess all the challenges when we go out and to fight is not so mangos next big plan and i want to conference in may he wants to collect more aids money for the reconstruction of his city so the people of player can live feel once again like they did before cycling he died. of get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world to reuters reporters have been awarded a pulitzer one of journalism's most prestigious prizes for their investigation into
the massacre of muslims in jenin in the on large while loan and. are currently in jail in myanmar serving seven years for exposing state secrets. the former massachusetts governor bill weld has become the first republican to challenge donald trump at the primaries for the twenty twenty us presidential election but weld may have a struggle on his hands while trump's approval ratings have been mostly poor during his presidency he remains popular with republican voters. and people in power why is capitalist and zone are still struggling with severe flooding after a state of emergency was declared earlier this month more than twenty thousand people were evacuated after heavy rain caused the country's main river to breach its banks. well now to russia where the duma had given final approval today to a bill regulating internet use lawmakers saying that the legislation is aimed at averting potential cyber threats such as attempts by other countries to cut russia off from
the world wide web now the law would regulate online traffic all internet providers would have to report their internet flows to the national telecom watchdog one of the objectives is to keep data exchange between russian internet users within the country's borders but skeptics they are worried that increased government control over cyberspace could be used to silence critics thousands of people have taken part in protests against this proposal lawsuit let's get more on this now we are joined by correspondent emily share when she is at the state duma in moscow joining us now so emily we're talking here about and not anonymous or autonomy internet what exactly do lawmakers mean by this. well. russia often presents itself as a country under siege and in a way that's what we're seeing now as well this new law today legislates the creation of what is essentially an independent infrastructure for the russian
internet which means that internet exchange points will be located inside the country so all cut all of the traffic can actually be kept in the country if necessary what that means is that in case of an attack as the lawmakers say russia can essentially pull up its virtual draw bridges if it's being attacked in a cyber attack and they can that also means that the communications watchdog the russian communications watchdog would then take over control of all internet traffic and all internet providers would have to report back to it what this is the lawmakers say is essentially an emergency plan for if russia is subject to a cyber attack but critics have a rather different opinion of the let's talk a little bit more about those critics as we know it the first reading there in the duma there were actually huge protests what are the critics saying about the law.
yeah that's right thousands of people came out onto the streets of moscow at the beginning of march and they were protesting as against what they say could be a new iron curtain people were comparing it with china's great fire wall critics say that this law this autonomous internet could facilitate sentient censorship and that it could actually mean that it was that it's easier to block undesirable content of course this is heart as critics say of a long term kind of project that the government seems to have to gain further control over the internet for example as early as two thousand and sixteen there was a law that was passed that all data social media data of russian users has to be stored within the country there was another law blocking. are making it legal he ends and the people in past years have been arrested more and more for just rico sting critical content online so the internet until now has been rather free in in russia
and as one of the protest leaders summed it up to me at that march at the beginning of the year of march excuse me he said if they take the internet we will have nothing abolition when joining us with the latest there in russia thank you. well now we're heading back to germany where there is growing criticism of so-called holding and processing centers where migrants are sent when they first arrive in the country in two thousand and eighteen the authorities consider more than two hundred thousand applications for asylum more than a third of those were rejected but only one in three of those were told they can't stay were actually deported from the country now migrants say the conditions inside of these holding centers that they are horrific did are used as a clara walther reports from the varia in southern germany. behind this fence
nice to phyllis and show polk refugee camp reporters are not allowed inside so for the residents meet us here because they fear of reprisals from the authorities they wish to remain anonymous you go to the bathroom and notice that about fifty or even one hundred people are using the same toilet infections are everywhere if i want to see a doctor i have to get up at around one in the morning and get in line when the clinic opens fifty people are already there and the doctor he only treats twenty a day how can you survive we're asking germany please help us here. moses fled nigeria because of religious persecution he's been living in the camp for a year and a half together with his wife and child including one of his friends shows us footage shot inside the camp up to eight people in one room.
showers and bathrooms in terrible condition and cleaned only rarely they tell us. a. little. bit of them when migrants leave the camp they have to hand over their documents inside there's nothing to do no one's allowed to walk several traumatised refugees have already been committed to a psychiatric clinic according to the refugees that's been several suicide attempts we wanted to take the refugees complains to the state government but it wouldn't grant an interview only this written statement. the residents of the first in football coding center accommodated in accordance with current guidelines. on the whole there's plenty of space at the center. the local integration commissioner projects this is sussman and the leader takes
less has visited the come many times he confirms the place is unfit for human habitation in the long term bases and he says the refugees are condemned to a miserable plight than dust and i asked him what the standards for being up held. there are no standards at all these processing centers are supposed to be uncomfortable and humiliating to motivate those who have no real need for protection to leave the country preferably of their own accord. to do florida for lawson good for everybody but with every month the refugee spend here the frustration grows fights and protests are part of everyday life at the camp in the beginning the authorities told me that this was going to be a temporary situation but this temporary situation turned into a year and five months according to regulations refugees should either be trans food or deported within twenty four months but groups like the bavarian refugee
council report this time limit is soft next seeded all the more reasons they say to improve conditions in the camp as soon as possible. to football now i meant hester united coach ole gone or so shire will make a special return to barcelona scap now tonight twenty years ago in the stadium he was the player who completed his team's most historic comeback as they be a buyer to win the champions league now he is hoping that history repeats itself against barcelona in this year's quarter finals with united one nil down from the first leg. ole gunnar sold shiers manchester united have already have set one powerhouse this champions league season and it was an easy overturning a deficit and defeating perris anja ma in france's capital in the last round required mental fortitude. belief is must even if it will have because most of it is yeah everyone's got talent everyone's got
a certain ability to play it's but we've. we've seen ourselves against p.s.u. that we can get back from being to kneel down against a fantastic team two decades ago so shyer scored a dramatic late game winning goal at can't new versus byron munich in the champions league final evra turned to bars his pitch that ended with the most cherished prize in club football is undoubtedly a good omen for the red devils despite being the hero back then so shire in crewe won't be thinking of former glories. twenty years ago i used to play with number twenty with bucket come know so but to go through we have to perform and we have to disserve it that's the account say we're just going to rely on faith and know there's lots of history in this match here some more the last time manchester united won the champions league in two thousand and eight the red devils defeated
parsa lonna in this in my files. well meantime in the book is the go ahead to berlin will say that will finish as coach at the end of the season after a poor run of results he's been involved with hair to for more than two decades he holds the club record for player appearances and took charge in twenty fifteen but sunday's two male defeat at hoffenheim was hair to his fifth straight loss is expected to stay at the club after a year sabbatical working in the music of. cricket writer now the top stories we're following for you here at g.w. paris firefighters have completely extinguished the fire at notre dame cathedral they believe that they have managed to stay as much of the iconic church as we have structure despite claims devouring its roots and. what that tell you up to date on d. w. news coming up perhaps the question of religious tolerance and its place in indonesia as voters prepared to go to the polls in the general elections and the
casualties of afghanistan's past conflicts the price for continued instability in the country lots of the south korean babies getting older faster than usual because of. the inching system we'll explain all that more coming up with my colleague direction better g w do say i'm sorry kelly thanks for watching.
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